You are going to love this post. It is full of geek-ali-ciousness. Thank you Danielle Ford for sharing it with everyone! A few weeks ago you learned how to add your handwritten signature to your website. This post takes that concept a few steps further.
Want to impress your friends and peers with a new computer font that’s your own handwriting and exudes personality?
I suggest having your handwriting turned into a real working personal font.
Imagine typing out your next status, newsletter or blog post but instead of the ever-boring “Times New Roman” or “Arial”, it’s your real life handwriting… imperfections and all, which is perfectly you!
Your new font will work across every Microsoft Works platform and Photoshop.
I love creating images with them by finding a picture from the internet and adding a short blurb or quote.
I can now send handwritten e-mails by either 1} Typing it out in Word and taking a screen shot or 2} Typing it in Photoshop and saving as a .jpg.
The best part! I had it made super cheap from one of my favorite sites, Fiverr.com. Love it!!
A quick way to give that personal touch!
It was created for me in less than a week and all I had to do was:
1} Find a provider on Fiverr.com by searching “Handwriting to Font”.
There will be many providers that show up each time you search out a task. Take some time and read the reviews and ratings they received from past clients to make your decision.
2} Print out a template with boxes for capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
You should be provided this after picking a provider and sending payment. Each has their own template so make sure that you use the one you are sent after the transaction is completed.
3} Fill out the form with a Sharpie.
You want your font to be thick enough that it looks good when you scan it in. If you use a pen, it will be to faint and the lines will be too thin. Print the page off a few times and practice, pick the one you like the best.
4} Fax or e-mail it back to the creator.
Everyone is different with how they need to receive your handwriting sheet back. Make sure to follow the directions so that you do not have any delays in receiving your product back.
5} Install the font onto my computer.
Depending on whether you are running off a Mac or PC, you can easily install new fonts onto your system with a few short steps.
How to Install a New Font on a Mac:
- Under Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook) ::
Double-click the font file > “Install font” button at the bottom of the preview.
How to Install a New Font on Windows after unzipping the file:
- Under Windows 7/Vista:
Select the font files (.ttf, .otf or .fon) then Right-click > Install
- Under any version of Windows:
Place the font files (.ttf, .otf or .fon) into the Fonts folder, usually C:WindowsFonts or C:WINNTFonts
(can be reached as well by the Start Menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Fonts).
And Wha-Lah! I now have my new $5 font at my disposal.
I have so many ideas to use it for!
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What kinds of creative ways can you think of using your own personal font for?
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